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Title: Development of Procedure for Airfield Site Evaluation
Authors: Keown, Malcolm P. (Malcolm Price)
Parks, Judith A.
Stoll, Jack K.
Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Airports
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. M-75-3
Abstract: This report describes the mathematical techniQues used as the basis for developing a set of related computer programs that collectively ·represent an automated procedure for airfield site evaluation. A model that numerically delineates the topography of a selected site and a model for the layout of an airfield are analytically examined for compatibility. If the airfield and site geometries are determined to be compatible, construction time and cost estimates can be generated for vegetation clearing, topsoil stripping, excavation at a cut location and haulage of soil from the cut to a fill location, spreading of fill, soil compaction, and placement of a runway surface. The runway surfaces included in the inventory of the evaluation procedure are unsurfaced with or without membrane, light-duty mat with or without membrane, medium-duty mat with or without membrane, flexible pavement, and rigid pavement. Total time and costs are computed for construction of the airfield by a specified engineer construction unit at a selected site for any of the available surfaces. Appendix A describes the method used to calculate the runway surface elevation required to satisfy the change of slope criterion specified for the airfield. All variables used in the text are defined in Appendix B.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report M-75-3
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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